Advertisement

A Note on Complaints and Deprivation

  • Antonio Abatemarco
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Abstract

In the existing literature a separating line is drawn between deprivationand complaint-based inequality indices. In this paper we show that deprivationbased inequality orderings (eg. Gini index) can be replicated through the generalization of complaint-based inequality indices.

Keywords

Gini Index Relative Deprivation Certainty Equivalent Income Transfer Inequality Index 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Atkinson, A.: 1970, On the measurement of inequality, Journal of Economic Theory 2, 244–263MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Berrebi, M. and Silber, J.: 1985, Income inequality indices and deprivation: a generalization, Quarterly Journal of Economics 100(3), 807–810CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Blackorby, C. and Donaldson, D.: 1978, Measures of relative equality and their meaning in terms of social welfare, Journal of Economic Theory 18, 59–80MathSciNetMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Chakravarty, S., D’Ambrosio, C. and Muliere, P.: 2003, Target shortfall orderings and indices, GIER — Discussion Paper no. 340Google Scholar
  5. Chakravarty, S., Dutta, B. and Weymark, J.: 1985, Ethical indices of income mobility, Social Choice and Welfare 2, 1–21MATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Cowell, F. and Ebert, U.: 2004, Complaints and inequality, Social Choice and Welfare 23(1)Google Scholar
  7. Ebert, U.: 1988, A family of aggregative compromise inequality measure, International Economic Review 29, 363–376MathSciNetMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Hey, J. and Lambert, P.: 1980, Relative deprivation and the gini coefficient: Comment, Quarterly Journal of Economics 95, 567–573Google Scholar
  9. Runciman, W.: 1966, Relative Deprivation and Social Justice, Routledge and Kegan Paul, LondonGoogle Scholar
  10. Simon, H.: 1993, Altruism and economics, American Economic Review 83(2)Google Scholar
  11. Stark, O.: 1999, Altruism and Beyond, Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  12. Temkin, L.: 1986, Inequality, Philosophy and Public Affairs 15, 99–121Google Scholar
  13. Yitzhaki, S.: 1979, Relative deprivation and the gini coefficient, Quarterly Journal of Economics 93, 321–324Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Abatemarco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economic and Statistic SciencesUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly

Personalised recommendations